Former Oregon offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, 46, is reportedly leaving the world of college football to pursue other career opportunities.
Lubick spent the past two seasons serving as Washington’s wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator under coach Chris Peterson. A number of high-level 2019 prospects on the west coast were looking at Washington, but the Huskies have landed and signed only one receiver.
Washington’s passing attack has been lackluster the past two seasons. Four-year starting quarterback Jake Browning’s numbers have dropped substantially. Lubick’s highly-touted 2018 receivers class didn’t make an impact this season as UW hoped they would. Trey Lowe, brother of former Duck Keanon Lowe, was the only freshman to play and he never caught a pass.
Lubick’s departure to a “business opportunity in Colorado” comes after the Huskies’ 28-23 loss to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl last week and after striking out on five-star wide receiver Kyle Ford, who chose USC over the Huskies this past weekend.
“I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity with UDub football,” Lubick told Bruce Feldman. “It’s an amazing place with special people. I have a great opportunity with a new challenge I’m looking forward to.”
Lubick filled the OC void and called plays at Oregon after Scott Frost’s departure. Ducks fans will remember (but would like to forget) his first game calling plays: Oregon’s wacky loss vs. TCU in the Alamo Bowl. His debut was not pretty; displaying maybe the ugliest second half in Oregon history when the Ducks could not move the ball without their starting center and quarterback.
However, Lubick did developed arguably the deepest receiving corps the program has ever had: Bralon Addison, Josh Huff, Darren Carrington, Devon Allen, Charles Nelson, Dwayne Stanford, Dillon Mitchell, etc.
Lubick’s father is Sonny Lubick, who Colorado State's stadium is now named after as a tribute to his six conference titles as Rams coach. Sonny warned Matt against the coaching profession and encouraged him to pursue another career. Matt went to school to become a dentist but couldn’t stay off the sidelines. His 24 year coaching career started at Colorado State as a general assistant under his father, with notable stops at San Jose State, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Arizona State and Duke before Oregon and Washington.
Next stop, a dental practice?
UPDATE- Lubick's new job will be Director of University Relations at Canvas Credit Union, the official credit union of Colorado State University. Hi dad is also a member of the Canvas family as the Vice President of Community Outreach.
We are very excited to announce that Matt Lubick, former football coach, has joined the Canvas Family as Director of University Relations. Lubick will office on the @ColoradoStateU campus starting in February. @CSURams #CSURams https://t.co/BUCedHFdwe— Canvas Credit Union (@canvasfamily) January 8, 2019